Esther Forbes | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Margaret Leech

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Esther Forbes.
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Critical Essay by Margaret Leech

Because [Miss Forbes] is a novelist, she is interested in character. British redcoats and Boston tories, James Otis and Sam Adams and John Hancock, are delineated sharply and judicially [in "Paul Revere and the World He Lived In"], with the novelist's eye for idiosyncrasy. The daily habit of life—business, political, domestic, and social—is admirably recreated. Miss Forbes occasionally permits herself the luxury of too much detail. It appears to be a fault of the novelist turned historian. Sometimes, when the available facts limit her scope, she overindulges in speculation on the probabilities. It does not, for example, increase our understanding of the Revere household in 1770 to have Miss Forbes muse that the eldest child, Deborah, aged twelve, was "a great help to her mother and grandmother, unless she was unusually backward." It...

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